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Atlantis Destroyed

Atlantis Destroyed

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by Rodney Castleden, Castleden Rodne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415165393

ISBN-13: 9780415165396

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Plato's legend of Atlantis has become notorious among scholars as the absurdest lie in literature. Atlantis Destroyed explores the possibility that the account given by Plato is historically true.
Rodney Castleden first considers the location of Atlantis re-examining two suggestions put forward in the early twentieth century; Minoan Crete and Minoan

Overview

Plato's legend of Atlantis has become notorious among scholars as the absurdest lie in literature. Atlantis Destroyed explores the possibility that the account given by Plato is historically true.
Rodney Castleden first considers the location of Atlantis re-examining two suggestions put forward in the early twentieth century; Minoan Crete and Minoan Thera. He outlines the latest research findings on Knossos and Bronze Age Thera, discussing the material culture, trade empire and agricultural system, writing and wall paintings, art, religion and society of the Minoan civilization. Castleden demonstrates the many parallels between Plato's narrative and the Minoan Civilization in the Aegean.
Fired by the imagination a new vision of Atlantis has arisen over the last one hundred and fifty years as a lost utopia. Rodney Castleden discusses why this picture arose and xplains how it has become confused with Plato's genuine account.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415165396
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. 'All the island and many other islands also' 2. Preludes to discovery 3. Thera: the second rediscovery 4. The bronze age city of Thera emerges 5. Atlantean arts and crats 6. Theran food and trade 7. Writing and wall-painting 8. Art, religion, and society 9. The last days of Akrotiri 10. Atlantis Destroyed 11. Deconstruction of Atlantis

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